The Complete History of Swiss Army Knives

Complete History of Swiss Army Knives

Multi-tools are handy.  You not only get your pocket knife (or pliers, hammer, hatchet, or whatever other tools), but you also get a plethora of other handy tools.  They’ll never replace a full toolbox, but when you’re in a pinch or have some little project you’re working on, it’s far more convenient to reach into … Read more

Damascus Steel 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Damascus Steel

Damascus knives sure are pretty, aren’t they?  For over 1,000 years, these blades have fascinated us, and by losing the secret to Damascus steel, we only became more enamored with it.  Modern recreations create knives with stunning patterns, giving them an exotic look, but how did these blades function? Legend has it that when King … Read more

Ballistic Knives: What They Are and Why They’re Illegal

Ballistic Knives: What They Are and Why They’re Illegal Image from Specter Arts Ballistic knives are the most illegal kind of knives in the world.  While many states are starting to back off on their switchblade rules and regulations, ballistic knives are still considered the ultimate evil when it comes to knives, and, unfortunately, knife … Read more

A History of Knives

history of knives

Knives have a long, long history.  In fact, they were among the first tools ever invented.  I would argue that, while mankind is no longer considered unique for its toolmaking ability, it is unique for its knife-making ability.  And since I’m fascinated by history, I’m going to share with you today the history of the knife … Read more